Today is David Minchew’s birthday!!
My dad has always been extremely important in my life. He is one of those good ol’ fashioned, Andy Griffith-like, advice-giving dads. He always listens, always understands, never judges, and always loves. From breakups to bad days, he is there with an open heart, open mind, and open arms.
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a dad whose birthday I almost got to share, who is always there with a snack, a hug, and a smile, who always fixes my computer and keeps it updated, who gets nerdy excited about the Windows phone updates, who gave me my smile, my squinty eyes, my curly toes, and empathetic heart, who knows that a walk/drive and a good meal can fix any problem, who is a constant example of hard work, who encourages his kids to do what we love and love what we do, who does the elbow nudge during the movie previews to communicate which he wants to see next, who always starts the car early on a cold morning, who secretly takes our cars to get gas when we visit, who never fails to get mom Starbucks coffee when we run out at home, who loves keeping secrets and surprises, especially when it comes to family dinner plans, and who never fails to show his unconditional love.
Thank you for making ordinary days extraordinary with impromptu trips to the movies, Six Flags, or to the park. Thank you for teaching me to throw a ball, ride a bike, and play volleyball in the house with a balloon. Thank you for being a godly example for me, mom, and the boys and for always taking our family to church on Sundays. Thank you for my love for Garth Brooks, Reese’s, Star Trek, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, writing, whirlpools, playing sports, books, and all things Microsoft. Thank you for encouraging me in everything I do, even when I’m not successful. You are the greatest dad I could ever ask for. I love you!
Happy Birthday, Dad!
And so it goes,